Are polls actually any good at all at predicting election results?
Previous governments have recovered from polls as bad as Abbott's.
Yes, Newspoll has recorded a fall in popularity for Labor. But don't be too quick to blame Rupert Murdoch -- the numbers tell a clearer story if you look a bit more closely.
It looked for a while like the Coalition's numbers were going to turn around, but this week's BludgerTrack shows Labor still ahead.
Voters remain deeply opposed to any privatisation, even of things they've never heard of, this week's Essential Report shows. And the view that the Newstart payment is too low isn't widely shared by voters.
The final results are in on the 2013 federal election -- so which pollster was closest to the mark? Our crack analyst crunches the numbers to produce some surprising results.
Essential's last pre-election poll shows Tony Abbott poised for a comfortable win, but his chances of a landslide may have been cruelled by the likes of the Palmer Party.
An unexpected surge to the Greens has seen Labor and the Coalition's primary vote drop, leaving the election outcome in the balance.
The Coalition is onto something on its economic pitch to voters -- they are worried about national debt, an Essential poll has found, and they do want spending cut to address it.